Living in the Midwest definitely has its ups and downs. One downside is the seemingly never-ending winters. I've lived in the Midwest for nearly all my life, so you'd think I'd be pretty used to them. Which I am. But when your area is in a "state of emergency" because of all the snow and sub-zero temperatures...that's just...not cool. Not cool at all. I guess a perk is that I have an excuse to sit at home and drink coffee and read and catch up on TV shows all day. If you're in the crazy blizzard too - stay safe and warm! And if you're in a warm place where the sun is shining - well, I'm just plain jealous!